ELJ102.0360 (44565) is a HyFlex class and students can choose how to attend this class (either online or in-person). See this introduction to HyFlex ELJ102 for more information.
Each lesson cycle (each week -- two lectures and one lab) is in the following structure.
Reading: You should read the sections of the textbook that will be covered in each lesson (See the weekly schedule for the class below.)
Quizlet: Vocabulary is central to learning any new language and it is one of the major focuses in this class. Students will receive a set of vocabulary exercises on Quizlet every week. This is an optional activity, but students will receive additional points (up to 5pt) for the weekly vocabulary quiz.
Blackboard: Students will have to complete weekly quizzes every week on Blackboard. There will be practice questions for the quiz. Each quiz is worth 10 points of the grade.
Recorded lectures: Some lectures are recorded for students to preview or review the class.
or HyFlex meetings:
During the synchronous in-person or online meetings, we will review the topic(s) of the week and engage in group/individual activities.
Students will have to submit workbook assignments every week. Assignments must be submitted through Blackboard before the deadline (usually at the midnight of Sunday). Use the workbook submission sheets to submit your workbook homework.
Project-based assignments: Students will be assigned to several project-based assignments during the semester. Projects may include but not limited to (recorded) presentations, written essays, group projects, and fieldwork assignments. For projects, we will employ different tools such as Flipgrid, Google Doc, and xxx.
In order to participate in class online, you will need the following resources or equipment.
High-speed Internet access: Internet speedtest by Ookla: https://www.speedtest.net. For a Zoom video conference, you should have an internet speed of 0.8Mbp (at least), 3.0Mbps (optimally), or faster. Each Zoom group meeting will need a bandwidth between 0.5GB-2.4GB/hr.
College bookstore (Genki 1 textbook for $50| Genki 1 workbook for $24 | Location: MB05)
You will receive the first few chapters of the textbook by e-mail. Please make sure to submit your e-mail addresses on the first day of the class. By the third week, you should buy the textbook and the workbook.
The Modern Languages Program at LaGuardia is looking for student volunteers who can participate in the oral language assessment training called ACTFL OPI. An eligible student should be a learner of Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, or Spanish (they can be any level from the true beginner [1st semester student] to the advanced/heritage language speakers). A volunteer student will participate in a 30-min interview with a language instructor who will assess your oral language proficiency. Here is the sign-up form for this opportunity: http://bit.ly/LGOPI2022
Monday, April 25, 2022 - Monday, May 30, 2022: COIL Crossing Paths 2022 with Meiji Gakuin University | See the flyer here. [Unfortunately, we will have to cancel this virtual collaboration in Spring 2022.]
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Language Lab with Matsumoto University | See the flyer here
See here (https://t-nagano.com/projects/JapanClub/) for information about the Japan Entertainment Club. The club will have a table at the LaGuardia Pop-Up Plaza event on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (11am-5pm) @ 29th Street between 47th Ave and Skillman Ave (Next to LaGuardia's C building). See https://bit.ly/3iAcPzI for more info.
If you prefer, you can submit the hard copy of your homework during the Tuesday class now.
Matsumoto University in Japan and LaGuardia continue to host Language Lounge in Spring 2022. Japanese students from Matsumoto University will be available to help students learning Japanese from 7:30pm-8:30pm on Wednesdays (between April 13 and May 25, 2022). See this link for more info: https://bit.ly/3JOeTzF
COIL Crossing Paths 2022 with Meiji Gakuin University will take place between Monday, April 25, 2022 and Monday, May 30, 2022. See the flyer here (CrossingPash 2022 has been postponed to Fall 2022)
The assignment deadline has been changed to Saturday (rather than Sunday) after Week 05.
Virtual Workshop on Anime with Creator Kazuyoshi Takeuchi from Japan (Production member for "Akira", "Gargoyles", "Pocahontas 2", "Moolah-n 2", "Golgo 13", and "Your Name") at 10:30am on Thursday, May 12, 2022. RSVP at https://bit.ly/animationwrkshp. Download flyer at https://bit.ly/3wfm5Qf. .
The last day to officially withdraw from a course is Tuesday, June 7, 2022 for Spring 2022 (the last day of the semester). If you have any questions about your current grade in class, please contact me (via e-mail or Discord).
Week 01 [Tuesday, March 8, 2022 & Thursday, March 10, 2022]